The Milwaukee County Transit System received the largest share of the state and federal grant awards announced Wednesday.
by Sean Ryan, Reporter, The Business Journal
Milwaukee County received $760,000 in state and federal grants to improve the bus system from a program designed to help low-income workers get to their jobs.
The county’s share is part of $3.1 million in grants announced Wednesday by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. The county is required to spend almost $316,000 in local money on the bus system to match the other grant money.
Of the grant money awarded to Milwaukee County, Route 17, which runs along Canal Street in the Menomonee Valley, received $172,000, and Route 54, which runs east-west on the city’s south side, received $144,000.
Kenosha Achievement Center Inc., a Kenosha-based training organization that helps people get and keep jobs, received almost $389,600 for service in Kenosha, Racine and Walworth counties. The Milwaukee Careers Cooperative, which connects workers to jobs in a 45-mile radius of the city of Milwaukee, received $298,700.